Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003
  • Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003
  • Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003
  • Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003
97 pts Jamie Goode - Monumental, voluptuous wine, with luscious fresh ripe black fruits. Beginning to show delicious open notes of evolution. Ethereal on nose, wonderful plenitude in the mouth, liquorice. Ripe complete and fine.
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Quantity
Em Stock
Type
Vintage Port
Region
Port wine
Varieties
Old Vines
Year
2003
Bottle Size
750 ml
Volume
20%
Winemaker
António Agrellos

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Winemaking:
Vintage Ports are declared only in great years (3 or 4 years in a decade) and only when the wines come up to Noval’s exacting standards. All the grapes come from the Quinta do Noval vineyard. Grapes are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then during fermentation macerate to obtain the best possible extraction in the lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta. It is matured for 18 months in wooden vats of various capacities.

Grape Varieties:
Old Vines

Tasting Notes:
Monumental, voluptuous wine, with luscious fresh ripe black fruits. Beginning to show delicious open notes of evolution. Ethereal on nose, wonderful plenitude in the mouth, liquorice. Ripe complete and fine.

Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at cellar temperature (15/17°). Decantation is recommended to separate the sediment. This cellar wine will mature over the years and develop a complex variety of aromas. You can also enjoy it when young to taste the intensity of its fruit. It is best drunk 4 to 40 years after bottling. Drink within 48 hours after openning.

Food Pairing:
Particularly enjoyable with a dessert, with dark chocolate or cheese. Also on its own at the end of a meal.

Reviews and Awards:
. 97 points in Jamie Goode;
. 96 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 95 points in Robert Parker;
. 95 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 94 points in Stephen Tanzer;
. 93 points in CellarTracker;
. 93 points in Gilbert & Gaillard;
. 93 points in Huon Hooke;
. 90 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 18 points in Jancis Robinson.

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Reviews
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    — Jamie Goode     —    07/01/2016

97 points - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003

Very deep coloured. Incredibly elegant, fresh nose with wonderful raspberry, blackberry and cherry fruit purity. Astonishingly aromatic and floral. The palate has concentrated, smooth, elegant fruit with lovely structure and poise, as well as a hint of mint freshness. 

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    — Robert Parker     —    07/01/2016

95 points - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003

The Quinta do Noval Vintage 2003 has a gorgeous raisin, fig and clove-scented bouquet with more freshness than the whole of Pomerol combined. As Christian Seely quipped, “the vines are accustomed to the heat”. It unfolds in the glass, gaining vigor, if not complexity, with touches of leather, California raisin and dried flower emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins, dishing out lovely ripe and intense blackberry, leather, sage, tobacco and white- pepper notes. In this vintage, the Noval Vintage does not possess the breeding or the bravura of the Nacional and yet it remains a very impressive Port – a success for the vintage. Drink 2016-2030+ 

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    — Wine Enthusiast     —    07/01/2016

90 points - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003

A pure fruited wine, with an unusual touch of toast and new wood. The fruit is well structured with flavors of thyme and rosemary. This is a smooth, polished Port, which is definitely in a modern style of winemaking.

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    — Wine Spectator     —    07/01/2016

96 points - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003

What a nose. Ripe fruit, with chocolate, blackberries and raisins. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with velvety tannins. Finish goes on and on. Layered and wonderful. Best after 2014.

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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003

97 pts Jamie Goode - Monumental, voluptuous wine, with luscious fresh ripe black fruits. Beginning to show delicious open notes of evolution. Ethereal on nose, wonderful plenitude in the mouth, liquorice. Ripe complete and fine.
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